Saturday, May 26, 2018
News Roundup

Two contests give Pasco students chance to show talents

COUNTYWIDE

Students, show your talents in two contests

Got talent? Auditions are coming up for two separate competitions where students can show off their performing arts chops:

Ticket to Broadway: Richey Suncoast Theatre will host auditions at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 for Ticket to Broadway, an annual talent show by high school students that funds college scholarships in the performing arts. Participants must bring their own audition materials, and their routine may not exceed four minutes. The shows will be held at 8 p.m. March 16 and 2:30 p.m. March 17 at the theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. For information, call (727) 842-6777.

Spotlight on Talent: The Heritage Arts Center Association invites young people, up to high school seniors, to send an application for this year's show by Jan. 31. Applications are available at heritagearts.org. Auditions will be held Feb. 16 for the March 16 show. All types and styles of performing talents are accepted, both as solos and in groups. Judges will select finalists and winners in several age categories. Up to $3,000 will be awarded to winners. This year's competition includes a new $1,000 scholarship to a Pasco County high school senior. Community sponsors are also needed. For information, email [email protected] or call (352) 567-1720.

LAND O'LAKES

Desserts to vie for spotlight at event

Take a peek at the decadent desserts designed by Pasco County high school culinary arts students at the "Cinderella's Favorite Dessert" competition on Thursday at Land O'Lakes High School, 20325 Gator Lane. Dessert viewing begins at 5 p.m., judging at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person, available at the door. The winning dessert will be featured March 9 at the Cinderella Ball, a black-tie fundraiser for the Pasco Education Foundation.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Fitness walk for kids, their dogs

The city's parks department will hold the Doggone Fitness Walk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to raise awareness and help fight childhood obesity. The walk for children ages 14 and under and their dogs will take place at Orange Lake Park, 6431 Circle Blvd. The event will feature a dog walk around the lake with stations, including obstacle courses. For information, call (727) 841-4560.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Elks Lodge plans to hold fundraiser

The New Port Richey Elks Lodge #2284 will host a fundraiser to benefit Safety Town at 5 p.m. Saturday at 7201 Congress St. There will be dinner, cocktails and dancing to music from Bobby V. Tickets are $15. Call (727) 846-8012.

ZEPHYRHILLS

Democratic Club to meet Monday

The East Pasco Democratic Club will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the meeting room of The Commons, 38130 Pretty Pond Road. Alice Delgardo, manager of outreach for the United Way, will talk about the United Way and its impact in Pasco County. For information on the meeting, call club president Diane Parker at (813) 778-6743.

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